Motorola Sues Apple Over Pretty Much Everything Phone-Related

That's the problem with making really nice visual representations of the almost comically litigious mobile industry; you're never more than a few hours away from another sweeping accusation of patent infringements. This time it's Motorola's turn, with three complaints against Apple that cover a whopping 18 patents. » 10/06/10 4:45pm 10/06/10 4:45pm

Rambus Comes Out of Dark, Sues Nvidia for Patent Infringement

It's been a while since we've heard anything about memory maker Rambus, but the company has come back into the light to sue Nvidia for patent infringement. Rambus thinks that Nvidia's use of SDR, DDR, DDR2, DDR3, GDDR, and GDDR3 SDRAM in their products violates 17 (count 'em... 17!) patents that Rambus owns. Those… » 7/11/08 4:23am 7/11/08 4:23am

RIAA Eats Crow, Drops Suit on Dead Man's Children

When the RIAA sued the children of a dead man accused of infringement, the hapless organization was met with outrage from all sides. Now the RIAA has backed off that idea, issuing a statement: "Out of an abundance of sensitivity, we have elected to drop this particular case." Yeah, right. That wasn't enough for Boing… » 8/15/06 11:14am 8/15/06 11:14am